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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (R) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (R) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential...more

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (R) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho
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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential...more

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party attends his campaign rally with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho
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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party campaigns with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party campaigns with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held...more

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (L) of the main opposition Democratic United Party campaigns with former independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in Daejeon December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho
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South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the presidential election will continue through Friday. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the...more

South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the presidential election will continue through Friday. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (L) of ruling Saenuri Party, walks with a priest after she paid her respects at the grave of Ji Hak-soon, a bishop who was known as pro-democracy activist, at the holy place of Baron in Jecheon, southeast of Seoul December 13, 2012, during her campaign. REUTERS/Kim Ju-Sung/Yonhap

South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (L) of ruling Saenuri Party, walks with a priest after she paid her respects at the grave of Ji Hak-soon, a bishop who was known as pro-democracy activist, at the holy place of Baron in Jecheon,...more

South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (L) of ruling Saenuri Party, walks with a priest after she paid her respects at the grave of Ji Hak-soon, a bishop who was known as pro-democracy activist, at the holy place of Baron in Jecheon, southeast of Seoul December 13, 2012, during her campaign. REUTERS/Kim Ju-Sung/Yonhap
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A South Korean soldier casts his absentee ballot at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the presidential election will continue through Friday. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A South Korean soldier casts his absentee ballot at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the...more

A South Korean soldier casts his absentee ballot at a polling station in Seoul December 13, 2012. According to the National Election Commission, pre-registered voters started casting their absentee ballots on Thursday. Absentee voting for the presidential election will continue through Friday. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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People watch campaign of South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (not pictured) of ruling Saenuri Party in Wonju, southeast of Seoul December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap

People watch campaign of South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (not pictured) of ruling Saenuri Party in Wonju, southeast of Seoul December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap

People watch campaign of South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (not pictured) of ruling Saenuri Party in Wonju, southeast of Seoul December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap
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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Democratic United Party shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally in Jeonju December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Democratic United Party shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally in Jeonju December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19....more

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Democratic United Party shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally in Jeonju December 13, 2012. The country's presidential election will be held on December 19. REUTERS/Woohae Cho
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